Prevent Breast Cancer is committed to protecting your privacy.
We have a legal duty to protect any information we collect from you and we always ensure that we respect your rights regarding the use and security of your personal information.
The charity will never sell or pass on your personal data to other organisations for their marketing purposes.
The types of information we collect
Prevent Breast Cancer may collect personal information from you when you engage with our charity by for example, making a donation, volunteering, requesting information or buying something from us. Depending on the activity you’re undertaking, this personal information might include:
- Your name
- Your contact details
- Your date of birth
- Your bank or credit card details (which we do not store)
If you contact us, we may keep a record of this. We may ask you to complete surveys, although you are under no obligation to do so.
Some people choose to tell us about their experiences with breast cancer to help further the work of the charity. This may involve sharing sensitive information related to health and family life in addition to biographical and contact information.
If we have the explicit and informed consent of the individuals, or their parent or guardian if they are under 18, this information may be made public by us in materials promoting our work such as our annual report, online via our website and social media accounts, at events and through PR activity.
Before contacting some specific individuals to ask if they would like to support our work to prevent breast cancer, we may undertake research using public information sources, to understand how likely it is that they will be interested.
If our research shows that a person is unlikely to be interested, we will not contact them and we will not keep the research information. If we do contact you based on our research, we will inform you about the information we hold and agree with you how we can use it in the context of your potential support for Prevent Breast Cancer.
How we may use your personal information
The main purposes we use your data for are to:
- Provide you with the information you have requested or that we feel are of legitimate interest to you where you have consented to being contacted. This might include updates on our research and details of fundraising events and activities.
- Take your donation or support your fundraising, including processing gift aid
- Keep a record of your relationship with us
- Ensure we know how you prefer to be contacted.
We are legally required to hold some personal information to fulfil statutory obligations, for example the collection of Gift Aid or to support certain financial transactions such as our annual financial audit.
How to access your personal information
You can request the personal information that we hold about you by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org or by writing to:
Prevent Breast Cancer
Prevent Breast Cancer Research Unit
The Nightingale Centre
How we contact our supporters
Everyone whom we contact can choose what methods we use to do so. We will provide details about how to pick your preferred methods of communication.
Prevent Breast Cancer sends supporters an e-bulletin twice a month and we also occasionally email information specific to events you have shown an interest in.
We send information in the post 4-5 times a year which contains updates on fundraising, events, volunteers and the research we conduct.
We will only ever phone your personal number about specific events or news you have registered an interest in – never to push any fundraising or to ask for donations.
You can contact us to change your contact preferences at any time, by emailing: email@example.com or calling 0161 291 4400.
We are currently in the process of reviewing how long your consent will last and will update this information here in the near future.
Your information and other organisations
Prevent Breast Cancer will never rent or sell your personal information to other organisations for direct marketing activity.
Your details may be given to external organisations who are contracted to carry out a specific task on our behalf, such as processing a large mailing, organising a fundraising event or cleansing data, which we do annually, to ensure that our records are accurate and up to date. We are committed to working with reputable organisations that share our commitment to confidentiality and your privacy.
How we handle direct debit or credit card information
Prevent Breast Cancer ensures that sensitive information such as debit and credit card data is collected securely online. Debit and credit card payments are processed on our behalf by Blackbaud and Streamline, who encrypt the data to protect your details.
Links to third-party websites
Our website may include links to other websites, not owned or managed by the Prevent Breast Cancer. While we endeavour to link only to reputable websites, we cannot be held responsible for the privacy of data collected by sites not managed by our charity, nor can we accept responsibility or liability for their policies.
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